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Chris Guy

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Work 028 9044 5411
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Mills Selig

Work Department

Corporate; private equity and venture capital; commercial; banking and finance; partnerships.

Position

Chris is head of the corporate team. He joined Mills Selig in 2000 and has also been a member of the private equity team of leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz in Sydney, working on large private equity transactions. Chris specialises in acquisitions, MBOs/MBIs, mergers and venture capital transactions. He also has significant experience in other corporate matters such as shareholder arrangements, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. Chris is a visiting lecturer in company law at the institute for professional legal studies. Recent highlights include: advising the partners of Hughes Insurance on the sale of the Hughes Insurance business, Northern Ireland’s largest independent insurance broker, to US firm Liberty Insurance; advising the shareholders of O’Kane Poultry Limited on the sale of the entire share capital of the company to Moy Park Limited; advising Natural World Products Limited, one of the largest waste processors in Ireland, on various corporate restructurings; and advising iCon Infrastructure on the NI aspects of its acquisition of Firmus Energy.

Career

Joined Mills Selig in 2000; admitted as solicitor in 2002; Australia from October 2006 to October 2007; rejoined Mills Selig in November 2007.

Member

Company and Commercial Lawyers Group Northern Ireland.


Northern Ireland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Mills Selig’s sector coverage spans finance, insurance, real estate and renewables and its corporate team advises on a range of investments, acquisitions and mergers. Kathryn Walls is particularly well known for her expertise in IT transactions; recent highlights include advising Northern Ireland-based IT service management company First Derivatives on six acquisitions with an aggregate value of £28m; the target companies were based in Canada, the US, Ireland and the UK and involved substantial IT and IP assets. Walls also advised the same client on its £15m dual placement on AIM and on the Enterprise Securities Marker of the Irish Stock Exchange. In another key mandate, practice head Chris Guy led the advice to Hughes Insurance on the sale of its business and assets to Liberty Insurance. Other clients include Retlan Manufacturing and Natural World Products.

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